Public health authorities reported another million new COVID cases on Tuesday, bringing the 7-day average to a new record of 485,363, a new record for what has historically been seen as a key measure of the severity of the pandemic.
However, focusing on cases is no longer the clickbait rating binder that the MSM hoped to be like the divergence between cases and deaths it’s dramatic …
But that hasn’t stopped the CDC from decide to change the timing for receiving a booster vaccination to five months, six, serving to further confuse the public about the rules of the government.
The CDC also recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 be moderately or severely immunocompromised receive an additional primary dose of the vaccine 28 days after the second injection, introducing a whole new shot into the equation.
Several prominent Democrats have also been infected in what are believed to be “revolutionary” cases of the virus, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
In terms of number of cases, the worst areas are the nation’s capital, New York, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Florida.
Of that group, only Washington DC and New Jersey have more people in hospital with confirmed COVID than they did during last winter’s surge.
In New York, hospitalizations are approaching the 9,000 level a year ago, but they are still half their April 2020 peak. New Jersey has more than 4.7,000 patients, up from about 3.6 thousand of the previous year.
State health department officials said emergency departments are seeing large numbers of people asking for home tests.
While the United States suffers from record numbers of cases, Russia is countering the global trend with case numbers falling, not increasing.
Russia reported the lowest number of new cases since mid-September with 18,2,000 new cases on the last day, according to the government’s reporting center. The number of deaths dropped to 811, the lowest tally in more than three months.
Cases have finally stopped rising in the UK, but COVID-related absences among hospital staff jumped to nearly two-thirds in the post-Christmas period, UK press reported citing NHS data. Regionally, the situation is even worse, with parts of a London hospital closed because half of the nursing staff was sick.. Nurses and other staff also encountered difficulties accessing COVID tests.
Once again the rampant alarmism of the fear merchants in office was completely wrong …